|Hometown:||Red Hook, NY|
|High School:||Red Hook Central High School|
Before St. Bonaventure
Burud has had quite a high school career of his own, finishing with a time of 46.64 in the 100 free, 58.31 in the 100 breast and 51.57 in the 100 fly. As a freshman, he swam in the Empire State Games, winning gold medals in the 100-yard free and 400-yard medley relays. In all, after swimming at the Games all four years in high school he has earned seven gold and four silver medals. Burud also earned a spot in the Speedo Championship Sectional Meet in each of his four years.
Three siblings…all collegiate swimmers.